4 Easy Tips for Incredible Guacamole

Summer is here. Before you starting firing up the grill for your next summer BBQ, take a moment to perfect everyone’s favorite superfood-based condiment — guacamole. Some people just can’t get enough guac, and it’s easier to make an incredible guac than you’d think. Use these 4 tips to blow that pre-packaged guac out of the water.

Make sure you have ripe avos. The most important part of guacamole is the avocado. Choosing the perfect avocado can be tricky if you don’t know what you’re doing. While buying smooth-skinned avocados that are slightly soft is a good start, there are ways to ensure you choose the best avocado you can. One, try to choose avocados that have the stem button intact. By removing the button, you can easily tell if the avocado is overripe: brown under the button, it is overripe; green, it is still good. So, by using a combination of softness and the stem button, you can get a higher success rate with choosing ripe avocados. When you get home, store perfectly ripe avocados in the fridge to stall ripening. Store just-under-ripe avocados at room temperature. But, either way, always buy one extra, because avocados are notoriously sneaky.

Add the basics. Guacamole is really any avocado-based condiment. To make a very basic guac, mash the avocados so they are still slightly chunky, and add salt and lime to taste. If you have a little more patience, finely chop up some scallions/onions/shallots and cilantro and mix it all together. That gives you a pretty standard guacamole — nothing to sneer at for sure.

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Get creative. Sure, you can make guacamole with avocados, salt, and lime — but why stop there? Guac lends itself to hot peppers, tomatoes, tomatillos, hot sauce, mangos, grilled pineapple, grilled corn — whatever suits your fancy! Chop it up and toss it in. Just be sure to not overdo it with too many extras — one or two will suffice. You still want the avocado to shine through.

Store underwater. This is life-changing. Are you sick of storing your delicious guacamole, only to wake up to a nasty, oxidized mess the next day? Prepare to be amazed. Flatten and compress the guacamole into an airtight container so that it is level. Cover it gently with 1/4 inch of cold water, pop on the cover, and toss it in the fridge. The water seals the air out of the guacamole, meaning it won’t oxidize as rapidly. When you are ready to use it the next day, gently pour off the water and stir. It’ll still be bright green and ready to go!

Avocados are filled with creamy, healthy fats and serve as an extremely versatile condiment. They are certainly part of a balanced diet and surely deserve a spot at your next cookout. What’s you favorite way to use guacamole?

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